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How do GIS web apps work?

I am completely new to GIS and therefore have questions regarding how the GIS Web development should be made, because the entire concept still confuses me. So, imagine I have a map. And by this, i ...
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Free GIS workshops, tutorials, and applied learning material

Note 1: Please enter answers separately or feel free to edit this post directly Note 2: Please report on any broken links so they can be removed This thread lists free as in $0 workshops in GIS and ...
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How much math does a GIS Analyst need to know?

For someone studying to pursue a career as a GIS Analyst, what math courses should he/she take? Update Here's a long list of free Math courses from MIT to serve as a frame of reference. Which are ...
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Best example of a GIS project gone wrong

I would like to know some examples of GIS projects that have gone wrong. i.e. Bad decisions would/were made, based upon the GIS output from that project. I am not looking at naming and shaming ...
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Advice for someone considering careers in GIS?

What skills are essential? What is the value of an advanced degree in GIS versus a certificate? What options are available to the less programming-inclined (ie, no software development)
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Interview questions for hiring a GIS Analyst

What are the best interview questions for candidates for a GIS Analyst position? I am looking for techniques for interviewing analysts at varied experience levels (we are currently looking at hiring ...
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Is there GIS Video “that Mom could understand”?

Working as a professional within the GIS discipline, I often find it challenging to describe to people what GIS is (in a face to face conversation). Telling them that GIS stands for Geographic ...
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Where/How to Learn about Getting Started with Web GIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steps to Start Web Mapping Does anyone know of any classes or resources where I could learn about WebGIS? I'd like to learn the steps and technology involved. I'd be ...
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Is the software used in the “seabed UFO” video GIS software? If so, what is it?

The icons almost make it look like the software is ArcReader or an ArcEngine based, but it's hard to tell from the video. I supposed it could not be GIS software at all. Is anyone familiar with this ...
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Where to start learning how to make maps with QGIS?

I have no skills in GIS, "map-making," or any other map program. Been a county planner for 25 yrs, where there was always a "drafting" staff. I'm in another agency now and need to be able to produce ...
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Open Source Training Materials

This recent question made me wonder if there are any open source training materials for GIS. By this I don't mean training specifically for open source software - of which I know there are some - ...
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Value of a Python programming course

I am considering upping my programming skills by taking a python geoprocessing course through ESRI. Before I part with the hefty registration fee, I would like to get your opinion on the value of 24 ...
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Mirror of Michigan State University's Python geoprocessing course materials

Been learning geoprocessing with Python using MSU's GEOG 825 ( python geoprocessing ) course. Unfortunately the link is dead now. I know this is a long shot but does anybody have a copy of the ...
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Are there PhD programs that specifically focus on GIS, and if so, what is the typical outcome?

I know of the University of Pittsburgh where you can get a PhD in information science that focuses on Geoinformatics, which seems kind of cool. I've been looking around but it seems that most PhD ...
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Are Online Certs worth their weight?

No GIS Certification Programs in my area...Are Online Certs worth their weight? Background Information: Currently a Computer Science student, with 3 semesters remaining. My college doesn't offer any ...